The schtick here is that you’re being invited into one of the city’s biggest power couple’s circles: Elton John and David Furnish (he’s the creative director here, and John is often performing his show at the Colosseum next door). So this narrow, elegant champagne bar is decorated with photographs by international artists such as Guy Bourdin, Denise De La Rue, and Guido Mocafico. Never heard of them? That’s ok, Furnish and John have, and they’ve shared their excellent taste with you. Bubbles are a must, of course, with vintages and prices that range from the accessible to the gasp-inducing (the Fizz Deluxe cocktail, a twist on the classic French 75 is $2,500 a flute. And for that price, yes, there is gold in it). You can even snack as Elton and David do, with a menu prepared by the couple’s private chef. Upstairs, when you’re hunting for the bathroom, if there’s a chance to glimpse into Elton’s private VIP booth, do so. The bar opens Sunday through Thursday at 6pm and Friday and Saturday at 5:30pm until last call.
- Grace Bascos